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Matrox Delivers Breakthrough Features to OEMs and Developers With X.mio2 Card


Powerful multi-layer realtime HD compositor/scaler, single-link 3G SDI support, and up to 4-in/4-out HD from a single card provides cost-effective broadcast platform

Montreal, Canada.– Matrox® Video Products Group today announced that the Matrox X.mio2 card is in full production and available immediately to OEMs and developers of high-performance HD and SD products. A new hardware component in the Matrox DSX™ family of developer products, the X.mio2 card is ideal for video servers, broadcast graphics systems, and NLEs. It provides up to four HD-SDI inputs and four HD-SDI outputs, 16 channels of embedded audio for each SDI stream, 16 channels of AES/EBU audio input, and 32 channels of AES/EBU audio output on a single card. Single-link 3G SDI is also supported. X.mio2’s PCIe x 8 architecture allows up to 2 GBytes/sec transfer speed in each direction for write and read. A powerful onboard compositor/scaler lets users composite any size of video and graphics up to the equivalent of four full HD layers in real time and downscale up to four full HD streams to any resolution in real time. Matrox X.mio2 also provides support for expansion modules such as the Matrox X.DVI module that lets users bring graphics, animation, and video content rendered by the system GPU directly to the X.mio2, without transferring to host memory.

“With over 200 OEMs worldwide implementing broadcast products on the Matrox DSX platform, Matrox is clearly the leading supplier of digital video solutions to developers,” said Alberto Cieri, Matrox sales and marketing director. “The new X.mio2 card, with its ultra high performance compositor/scaler, single-link 3G SDI support, and 4-in/4-out I/O density, is by far the most advanced video card on the market. It opens up new possibilities for our current customers and new markets for the Matrox DSX technology.”

The Matrox DSX product line will be demonstrated at NAB 2008 in booth SL320

About Matrox DSX Developer Products
The Matrox DSX product line combines a full range of professional audio and video hardware components with comprehensive Windows XP- and Linux-based Software Development Kits (SDK) that enable OEMs and developers to create a wide variety of cost-effective products and applications including ingest/playout servers, broadcast graphics systems, NLE systems, automation and master control units, multi-layer compositors, and medical media servers. The open-architecture Matrox DSX platforms leverage scalable CPU and GPU power in conjunction with high performance hardware to lead the industry in I/O density, native codec support, file format versatility, and on-board processing capability.

Key features of the Matrox DSX platforms:
• Modular architecture gives developers the flexibility to meet technical and price targets
• Multi-channel HD and SD video/audio I/O support from a single card
• Extensive native codec support in HD and SD including DV, D10 for IMX, HDV™, DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2 4:2:2, MPEG-2 4:2:2:4 YUVA, MPEG HD for XDCAM HD, H.264, and AVC-Intra for P2
• Cross platform file format support - MXF, MOV, AVI, MPG, etc.
• Multi-layer on-board HD scaler/compositor
• Professional realtime effects including sub-pixel 2D/3D DVE, color correction, chroma/luma keying, graphics overlay, smooth speed changes, etc.
• Application development support by a team of dedicated, experienced engineers


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